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Crown Princess Victoria grants wish of young girl with brain tumour


Sara Friberg, The Royal Court of Sweden

Crown Princess Victoria spent yesterday with seven-year-old Emilia at the Royal Palace. Emilia has an ependymoma brain tumour, and her wish was to meet the Crown Princess. Emilia was accompanied by her parents and her sister, Maja. Jennifer McShane, My Big Day’s Secretary General was also in attendance.

The organisation, Min Stora Dag (My Big Day) made her wish a reality. Min Stora Dag, of which Princess Madeleine is patron, is similar to the Make-a-Wish Foundation. They work with hospitals and other healthcare providers to make wishes of seriously ill children and their families come true.

Crown Princess Victoria met Emilia in Princess Sibylla’s Apartment and offered her and her family coffee and treats while the answering many questions Emilia and her sister had for her. After spending an hour with the little girl and her family, the Crown Princess had a surprise up her sleeve.

She knew that Emilia loved horses, and so, she set up a horse-drawn carriage ride for the family through Stockholm. The carriage and horses, of course, came from the Royal Stables.

On Friday, the Royal Court released several images from the meeting to the press.

Photo: Sara Friberg, The Royal Court of Sweden

Princess Madeleine, Queen Silvia and King Carl XVI Gustaf have all granted wishes to meet sick young children in the past at the Royal Palace.

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